Guardians of Shi'ism: Sacred Authority and Transnational Family Networks

Guardians of Shi'ism: Sacred Authority and Transnational Family Networks

by Elvire Corboz

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781474412131
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Publication date: 04/01/2016
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Elvire Corboz earned a DPhil from Wadham College, University of Oxford and has held positions at Princeton University and Rutgers University. She is Assistant Professor of Arab and Islamic Studies in the Department of the Study of Religion, Aarhus University.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
A Note on Transliteration
Glossary; Contents
List of Tables and Diagrams
Introduction

Part I: Family, Students, and Friends: From Dyadic to Transnational Networks
1. An Iraqi Family of Religious Scholars: Local and Transnational Networking Strategies
2. An Iranian Marja'in Najaf and a Foundation in London: Reproducing Interpersonal Ties Across Place and Over Time

Part II: Charitable Politics: Benevolent Patrons, Beneficiaries, and the State
3. Leadership in Patronage: The Benefits of Serving and Educating
4. The Priority of Charity: A Global Brand of Philanthropy in Its Local Making

Part IV: The Affairs of the State: Clerical Participation in Politics
5. From Najaf to Najaf: A Family at the Forefront of Iraqi Politics
6. Quietist Activism: Calculated Responses to Political Turmoil

Conclusion
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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